The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Do you have an idea for Dataharvest 2023?

What would you like to hear at Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference 2023? June 2023 is still far away, but we are already collecting ideas and inspiration for the program. Which innovative projects have been published in your country? Who has new ideas that should be presented and discussed? What do you need to learn?

We have just sent out the first call for proposals – please send us your ideas!

What is a good pitch? First of all, Dataharvest is all about sharing – of experiences, methods, successes and failures. Do you know software, that others can benefit from? Have you used innovative methods in your investigations? Did you make a mistake that others could avoid? Other keywords for a good pitch are: European – cross-border – collaboration – data – digital. Think about the format – is your idea fit for a presentation, a workshop, a panel debate or maybe a networking session? Make the point clear and keep the pitch short! And by the way, we don’t do product presentations.

Do I get invited if my pitch is accepted? Dataharvest is a low-budget conference, so we will ask if your newsroom can pay for your travel and hotel. We can waive the conference fee, and we do have a small travel budget for speakers that need it. But register, if you want to be sure to participate – there are only 500 conference tickets, and last year they sold out weeks before the conference!

When will I hear something? We will be in touch with you as soon as we can but will not make final decisions until the beginning of 2023. To some ideas, we say “Yes and thank you”, others we may try to combine with a similar idea from another country. And of course, there are ideas we must decline – maybe because they are not within the conference scope, maybe because there simply is a limit to the number of sessions at the conference.

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